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I took 30mg of Cymbalta once daily for the past 6 months and experienced excruciating bilateral Achilles tendinitis while on the medication. I kept taking the medication because it greatly diminished my depression-better than any drug ever has. However, the pain in both legs/feet was so horrible I could barely walk on most days. So far I've been off of the drug for 2 days and the pain has already subsided by about 70%. I gained 9 lbs on Cymbalta. I was great for depression and for fibromyalgia pain.
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Ohmygosh, I'm TERRIFIED! I was on 120mg Cymbalta for 1 year, off for 3-1/2 years, then back on it (60mg this time) in January for just 2 months. I just started taking 20mg of Fetzima TODAY! I'm reading mixed reviews and I don't know what to think. I'm taking it for depression/fibro, but a lot of the health forums (webmd, Mayo clinic, drugs.com) say "NOT TO BE USED FOR FIBROMYALGIA"...I'm so confused!?!?? I guess we'll see, I know everybody is different.
I hate 2 things about this drug=the total feeling of I don't give a shit about anything & worst of all sweating like a pig.
Cymbalta causing Tendonitis (Achilles)
On day 7 after starting 30mg Cymbalta I began experiencing minor pain in my right achilles tendon just at the top and back of heel. By day 10 the pain was so severe I could barely walk. This was not listed as a common side effect so I did not suspect the Cymbalta until a few days later when I missed a dose and the pain subsided a bit. After I took the next days dose I could barely walk again because of the severe pain. I experimented on and off with the Cymbalta for a couple weeks and sure enough every time I took the drug I had severe pain in my achilles tendon, peaking at about 20 hrs after taking and subsiding gradually until completely gone at 48 hrs post dose. It has now been over a week since pain subsided from my last dose and I have not had any trouble with my achilles in that time. I was prescribed 30mg every morning to treat depression.
Citalopram to Cymbalta
I have Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD from the Military. I do not trust the VA and go to a Civilian Doctor who told me, with a DNA test, my genetic pattern showed Cymbalta would work better in my system, due to this DNA testing I am excited, as Citalopram poops out after awhile. Was taking 40mg, she is taking me down to 20mg of that and 30mg of Cymbalta, also, then it goes to 40mg of Cymbalta. I have a VERY severe condition, I also take Mirtazipine and so, lets see how it works.
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Taken for: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Seizures, Anxiety, Epilepsy
Other names: Lamotrigine, Lamictal XR, Lamictal CD, Lamictal ODT Starter (Blue), Lamictal ODT Starter (Green)
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
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